Children of all ages lined up to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 8. Laughter, smiles and Christmas wishes…
Firefighters attended class and hands-on instruction for the compressed air foam system (CAFS) featured on the station’s new fire truck. That system injects air into the foam and water, allowing for a longer water supply and water delivery rate. Lou DeRosa of Waterous Pumps led the class on Oct. 20 along with 12 of CVFRS crew.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services welcomes the public for a day of fun and education for all ages. Residents of Charlotte and neighboring towns are invited to visit with public safety providers from a variety of organizations, watch live demonstrations that will include CPR, vehicle extrication, fire demonstrations, and much more.
On Friday, Sept. 14, Charlotte Central School 5th through 8th grade students participated in fire safety training with the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Firefighters Jordan Paquette and Fritz Tegatz talked with students on the dangers of fire, shared safety tips when dealing with a fire and demonstrated how to use a fire extinguisher. The students also got some hands-on experience with the fire hose.
On the late morning of Aug. 22 police and rescue crews were dispatched to Cheesefactory Road in Shelburne for a dog that was stuck between two rocks.
Cherie was born in Harper Woods, Michigan, a city of about 14,000 residents located about 15 miles from Detroit. Her father worked as a tool and die maker.
Today Michael works full time at Shelburne Rescue squad serving his new community. Michael also began working in June of 2016 as an AEMT with CVFRS. During this time, he has demonstrated many leadership skills and has been promoted to captain on the rescue squad.
Cat got started with CVFRS in 2014. She wanted to do something different and more technical in her volunteering. She made the full commitment taking both Fire 1 and Fire 2 training programs, approximately 220 hours of overall training, followed by written and practical testing.
As part of the HeartSafe Community CVFRS will be offering multiple blood pressure clinics every month
Charlotte Vol Fire & Rescue is hosting a series of blood pressure clinics at Town Hall and the Library this month as part of their HeartSafe Community education program. Clinic dates and times are as follows:
Santa stopped by for a visit Sunday at the Charlotte Fire and Rescue station.
On the morning of December 11, Charlotte Fire and Rescue received a call that a dog had fallen through the ice on Charlotte Pond, off Guinea Road. Fire and Rescue responded quickly because they were nearby dealing with a motor-vehicle accident on Spear Street.
All you children get your lists ready. Santa Claus is making a pit stop at the Charlotte Fire and Rescue on Sunday, December 10th from 1pm – 3pm. He will be visiting our volunteer fire fighters and Rescuers. They have been very, very good and he decided that they deserved a visit. So don’t forget to bring your list and a canned good for the Charlotte Food Shelf. File photo from Charlotte Fire and Rescue
When Adrianna comes to CVFRS for training nights on Wednesdays, she always brings her big smile and quick laugh. She was born in Burlington and grew up alongside her brother who recently moved to New Hampshire. Her dad, who makes hundreds of customers happy at Curtis Lumber, and her mom, who has run a day care for 32 years, have been married 34 years. Adrianna thinks of them as great role models.
Marc was born in Winthrop, Maine, in 1994 and is the eldest of two boys. His father is a chemical engineer for a paper company. His mother, who must be a very special individual, is a teacher of children with challenging behavioral needs. Marc’s fondest memories as a child were waterskiing and being out on the lake with his brother and father.
On Nov. 2, 2017, Kidde announced a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States. They may not work during a fire emergency if they become clogged and require a lot of force to use. Also, the nozzle can come off with enough force to strike and hurt someone. Kidde recommends owners immediately replace these fire extinguishers.
Jenna Lindemann was born in 1991 and raised in Shelburne. Her father is an insurance professional and her mother is an expert seamstress and sewer who applies those skills at an interior design firm. Jenna also has an older brother who lives in Maryland and works on fighter jets.
With recent headlines describing hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, hazardous spills and a host of other natural and man-made disasters nationally, it is worth taking a moment to review what all of us can do to make sure that we are prepared for an extreme weather event or if a small-scale disaster hits us here in Charlotte. As a town we are required to have an emergency plan that provides the Selectboard, fire and rescue services and the road commissioner with a check list for procedures and resources they may draw upon should a major event affect our town.
Charlotte has officially attained HEARTSafe status. “We are one of only 600 towns in the U.S. who have enough widespread CPR instruction, public access to defibrillators and high levels of training for first responders in the latest aggressive resuscitation techniques,” CVFRS President Tom Cosinuke said.
With the change of new folks who work at Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services and many consistent per diems doing shifts, we would like to introduce rescue and fire personnel. This week, please meet Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Mike Kelleher.